Too much alcohol and some bad luck lead to a rough Saturday for a 34-year old Everett man visiting Ocean Shores.
At about 2pm on Saturday the 6th, the Ocean Shores Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a man down on the beach at the Chance ala Mer beach approach. The caller reported that the man was unconscious and they were unable to rouse him.
Believing that the man had stopped breathing, one of the bystanders started performing CPR. This woke the man up and he leapt to his feet and ran into the surf. An Ocean Shores Police Officer was able to coax the man out of the water, and he was then checked out and released by paramedics. The man was highly intoxicated, but otherwise uninjured.
The officer gave the man a ride to his motel in Ocean Shores and left him in the care of his girlfriend.
Just two minutes later, the girlfriend called 911 to report that the man had fallen off the second-story balcony of their motel room. He was found unconscious, face down in the grass behind the motel. Witnesses at the scene confirmed that the man was alone on the balcony when he fell.
He was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital by ambulance.